Results TriStar Milton Keynes 2012 (33.3 & 111)
29.07.2012 @ 21:43
Clck here to download the full results of the TriStar Milton Keynes 2012, 111 & 33.3
British Graves and Gossage win inaugural TriStar Milton Keynes
29.07.2012 @ 14:44
Local triathletes Philip Graves and Lucy Gossage took the victory –a start-finish win, at the first edition of the TriStar111 event in United Kingdom. Graves is the new TriStar111 Record Holder (3h:11:46)
English triathlon focus was today in Milton Keynes, just 10 days before the Olympic triathlon at London 2012. The inaugural edition of the TriStar Milton Keynes took place in Emberton Park, and two of the favourites lead the race from the cannon to the Finish Line. British Philip Graves and Lucy Gossage were the first winners of the TriStar111 Milton Keynes in a fast and fun race over an unique distance hosted for the first time in the UK: 1km swimming, 100km cycling and 10km running.
Keeping Graves looking over his shoulder all morning was the talented British Pro and TriStar Ambassador Ben Howard who has already recorded a second at TriStar Mallorca and third at TriStar Lyon this year. Both the guys came out of the water together but with the power of Graves on the bike Howard was unable to hang on. Graves went into the run with too much of a lead for Howard to make up, almost 8 minutes (3h19:41). Further Back was Rich Hunt, who finished third in 3h:23:48. Graves break with this impressive performance the TriStar111 World Record with 3h:11:46. The former record holder was set by German Maik Twelsiek (3h:12:45). “It was a very hard challenge! I pushed a lot during the second bike lap and I felt strong running. This course is fabulous and fun course, flat, and perfect to go fast. I came out the water with Ben Howard and I know his a good cyclist, so I decided that I have to take some risk to pull away! I like this format, and I aimed to win again a TriStar race” said a happy Philip Graves at the Finishline.
Lucy Gossage, had to make sure to get a lead on the bike segment to have a smooth victory in 3:35:55, followed by Anna Turvey (who was third at TriStar Mallorca 2012) in 3:40:35. And also British Eleanor Haresign completed the podium in 3h:47:38. Gossage emerged from the Emberton Park Lake first and controlled the whole race. “It wasn’t an easy day for me! My rivals were pushing me and I tried to do my best to win. This format is really sprinting, despite of the 100km, you have to run fast the 10km! Thus you don’t have time to breathe! The format suits very nice to me, I like this long bike segment. It was a good race with a very good and professional organization and I look forward to racing here again!” said Lucy Gossage.
Moto2 rider Bradley Smith finished in 4h08:40 and showed that he is in a really good shape “Maybe this is the most long and fun sporting experience of my life. I did some sprint and Olympic distances triathlons, and this was my first ever long distance. I enjoy a lot this format, it’s perfect for my trainings and also I had fun from the start. I’m focused on my career, but triathlon suits perfect on my workouts….” Said Bradley Smith, who was the youngest competitor of the race (he is 21 years old).
The TriStar label is presented by Star Events, a Monaco based company specializing in organizing high quality sports events that are focused on fun, social responsibility and environmental protection. The TriStar Series has grown to 28 races in these 14 destinations in less than three years: Nevis (St.Kitts and Nevis), Mallorca and Madrid (Spain), Lyon, Deauville and Cannes (France), Split (Croatia), Worms-Germany (Germany), Salzkammergut and Kufstein (Austria), Milton Keynes (United Kingdom), Estonia-Otepää (Estonia), Monaco (Monaco) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). TriStar has introduced new distances to the sport of triathlon (A/N: 111km and 222km), officially recognized by ITU, as well as a brand new Team Racing Concept T5. More Info: www.tristarseries.com and www.star-events.cc
The best athletes' mottos!
29.07.2012 @ 10:55
|Tina O'Sullivan||Never say can't or won't and keep on going!|
|Richard Bartley||Get the most out of it.|
|Jo Cooper||Fitness is better than cake tastes|
|Seb Navarro||Cant break me, I'm a rubber duck!|
|Anja Heijnen||Be positive, be proud, smile!|
|Ian McCartney||Always punch above your weight|
|Felicity Cole||You can always do more than you think you can.|
|Alistair Griffiths||When you think you can't, remember those who truly can't yet still they succeed|
|Kerry ann Wilson||When we climb high enough we`ll see the whole world!|
|Chris Dugher||Start slow and get slower|
|Matthew Reamsbottom||Sounded good at Xmas|
|Andy Evans||Never again. Until next time.|
|Matt Quinn||if the wife lets you ......... do it!!!!!|
|Alan Lightfoot||If other people can do it, I can|
|Stephen Easley||If i get round in 7hrs i will be happy :-)|
Current results! TriStar111 MK
29.07.2012 @ 10:44
Graves-Howard and Gossage-Hareisgn, are leading the race
29.07.2012 @ 10:12
29.07.2012 @ 08:55
|AGE||First Name||Surname||Bib No||Age|
Athlete nationalities TriStar MK
29.07.2012 @ 08:20
|NATIONALITY||Participants||Out of All Participants|
the BIKE course
29.07.2012 @ 07:55
TriStar has a slight focus on the bike section of each race, which is quite obvious when looking at the breakdown of the distances. Additionally, all races try to feature special bike layouts that remain in people's heads.
Click on the images
Here's the bike map:
And the corresponding profile:
TriStar111 Milton Keynes is on!
29.07.2012 @ 07:37
TriStar111 just started, and in about 10 minutes times you will be able to see the first rankings if you click on the LIVE TIMING tab. There are three options (all links on top of the page)
- CURRENT RACE RESULTS - that's the leaderboard
- RESULTS PER SPLIT - self explanatory
- PERSONAL RESULTS - everything you need from your personal favourite
We hope you enjoy that we're providing the most recent and convenient system of displaying times on the internet in the world of triathlon - with TriStar you can filter and check the times YOU need. Yes, you can!
Also, you can check the live ranking of the TriStar33.3 race!!!
the SWIM course
29.07.2012 @ 06:45
The Swim starts at Emberton Park Lake from the water. Tha participants start from the water with the pros ahead - they wear differently colored swimcaps so they are easier to distinguish. Click on the image to see it bigger!
1000m for the TriStar111 athletes and 300m for the 33.3, with the same start and exit areas.
TriStar33.3 will start at 08:15 only, so there's enough time to cheer on the 111 athletes in the meantime! Here's the 33.3 map:
29.07.2012 @ 06:30
Some well-known British professional athletes will start the competition at the Emberton Park Lake, such as Ben Howard (TriStar Ambassador and 2010 World Champion in the 20-24 Age Group) or Philip Graves (Youngest ever Ironman Champion, winner of the TriStar Estonia 2010), Jason Watson amongst others favourites. Also, Lucy Gossage (Ironman 70.3 Galway 2011 winner) is leading the female field.
TriStar races are also well known because attracts many VIPs and professional athletes from other sports, as many Formula 1 drivers normally participate in TriStar Monaco. In Milton Keynes we will be able to see the swim-bike-run performance of one of the best Moto2 rider – Bradley Smith.
Philip Graves ★1★
Philip, born in York, is a professional triathlete who announced himself to the Ironman world in 2009 in dramatic style by taking the title at both the Ironman 70.3UK and Ironman UK events at just 20 years old, in turn becoming the youngest ever Ironman Champion in the history of the sport. He was also the youngest male competitor at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, leading the whole field on the bike and winning the Timex bike prime in the process.
Philip broke into the triathlon world at just 17 years old when he shocked everyone by accomplishing the fastest bike time at the Royal Windsor Triathlon in the 2006 British National Championships. 2008 saw Philip achieve first place in the British Universities Standard Distance Triathlon Championships too. His strength on the bike has continued throughout his professional career and stands him in good stead going forward through 2010.
Ben Howard ★3★
TriStar Mallorca 2012 – 2nd, TriStar Lyon 2012 – 3rd
Ben is a relative beginner in the field of Triathlon, taking it up in place of swimming and rowing, in his last year of studies at Durham University.
Despite being a newbie, Ben already has some impressive performances under his belt, since beginning his training with TBC Master Coach Rob Griffiths. Racing in the elite field at the London Tri in the summer of 2010, Ben came 31st overall, in a time of 1:58 and he burned up the field at the National Age Group Champs in Bedford, coming 3rd place overall with a PB of 1:56. And to top 2010 off, Ben was crowned World Champion in the 20-24 Age Group at the World AG Champs in Hungary - his time of 1 hour 46 mins.
In 2011 Ben went back to the National Champs and won his age group. He also took part in the British Elite Series and came an impressive 20th overall.
Matt Ellis ★4★
British Triathlete racing Elite level Olympic to Pro 70.3 Distance events in 2012 (while trying to retain full time job, social life and sanity) Also part of the back-up guide team for Elite Paratriathlete Ian Dawson.
As an ex-National League Basketball player I took up triathlon as a development from cross training. I won my first Sprint distance race and placed second in my first Olympic distance. Since then I have raced the UK Elite Superseries coming 24th in the National Elite Champs, raced Vegas 70.3 WChamps and helped Paratriathlete Iain Dawson to World, European and National Titles. In 2011 I obtained Pro authorisation from the BTF and am pushing my development by stepping up to top level competition in 2012. Aside from this I am a L1 Swim and Tri coach and Professional Lloyds Broker.
Jason Watson ★6★
I am a competitive triathlete who has competed on Team USA and the U.S. Army Triathlon team, and I currently compete for the K-Swiss/K-Fast Team. I came into this sport with a background in running and cross-country training for The United States Army. I competed in my first triathlon in spring of 2007 and placed in my age group. Since then I have been pursuing a career in this sport. I’ve been in the Army for 12 years leading and training fellow soldiers. Currently working on my Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology I’ve been able to combine my own training, education and military experience in an effort to coach and mentor my fellow athletes. With a desire to one day open my own triathlon-training center.
I pride myself in my most recent work, by promoting “ONpoint.org” an organization that helps wounded warriors gain the equipment needed to succeed in the sport of triathlon and adventure racing.
Lucy Gossage ★11★
Lucy (aka the Goss) is a cancer doctor and triathlete based in Cambridge, UK. She started triathlon as a novice in 2006 and has been racing as a professional triathlete since 2011. She juggles a demanding training and racing schedule with work as a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, with her main research focused around kidney cancer.
Nottingham Outlaw Ironman distance triathlon (female relay team race) 1st
Ironman 70.3, Wimbleball, UK 6th
Barcelona Half Challenge 2nd
2012 ETU Powerman European Duathlon Championship 1st
Challenge Fuerteventura 2nd
Elite British Duathlon 1st
Cambridge Half Marathon 2nd
Barcelona Challenge (Elite Race) 3rd
Ironman 70.3 Galway Ireland Galway (Elite Race) 1st
TriGrandPrix, Spain (Elite Race) 1st
Ironman 70.3 UK Wimbleball (Elite Race) 3rd
TriGrandPrix UK (Elite Race) 2nd
Other important start numbers
Bradley Smith ★162★
Brad is the youngest participant of TriStar Milton Keynes, only 21 years old.
An English motorcycle racer from Oxford, currently competing in the Moto2 Grand Prix World Championship. He was a regular frontrunner in the 125cc class, recording three wins, twenty podium finishes as well as nine pole positions in his five seasons in the class.
Peter Hornburg ★88★
Australian participating in 5 TriStar races – Salzkammergut, Lyon, Deauville, Estonia, MK
Scott Rennie ★37★
37 years old on the race day
Cris Swinhoe ★56★
56 years old on the race day
Good Morning - it's Race Day!
29.07.2012 @ 05:20
It's Race Day here in the Milton Keynes in Great Britain! After a quiet and relaxing night - athletes went to bed earlier than usual, and have gotten up earlier than usual, too.
The bike park is opened for the 111 athletes, and they will pump their tyres, prepare the bikes and get ready for the race while wishing each other a good day.
We're looking forward to an exciting and fun race, and it will certainly be an exciting day, also here on TriStarLive.com. Thanks for being here!
Moto2 rider Bradley Smith is racing tomorrow!
28.07.2012 @ 21:49
Moto2 rider Bradley Smith is racing tomorrow TriStar Milton Keynes. He was even today on the HUUB wetsuit test at Emberton Park Lake. He is already an experience triathlete and he is competing the 111 distance! Good luck and we will interview you tomorrow at the Finish Line ;)
In this picture, you could see Bradley Smith (left) before his last workout before TriStar111 Milton Keynes
28.07.2012 @ 21:38
You have the option tomorrow to be one of the winners of one of the Special TriStar MK Goodies pack! During the Awards Ceremony (14:30) TriStar Milton Keynes is organizing a Lottery, you just need to say after the race and keep with you your BIB number. We have many goodies waiting for you ;)
High5 > 10 Race Faster PACK
TIME > 4 Fizik Saddles (worth 120 pounds)
Virgin Active > Rucksack Virgin and 1 week memebership
TriStar: Free entry for a TriStar race
MK Sport Development > beginers sport course including running, volleyball, netball
Preview on the Coverage 2012
27.07.2012 @ 18:01
It's time to venture a look at the upcoming days and what will be happening here on TriStarLive.com. We're ready to rock for the first time in the UK!!!
|13:00 – 18:00||Star&Co Village|
|13:00 – 18:00||Athletes Registration|
||Swim training at the Start area with Mark Booth
On Sunday... Race day!!!
|05:30 – 07:00||Bike Check-in (111 & 33.3)
|08:00 – 16:00||bike test with TIME
|08:00 – 16:00||Wetsuit HUUB testing
|08:00 – 16:00||Star&Co Village|
|07:30||Start of TriStar111 Milton Keynes
||Start of TriStar33.3 Milton Keynes|
|11:00 - 15:00
||Relaxing Zone only open to you athletes for your comfort and your security!|
|13:00 - 15:00||Bike and Bags check-out|
Awards Ceremony and Chill out!
From 05:30-07h00, the bikes and bags check in will take place.
The Briefing for athletes will be held just before the start of the race - actually we're quite confident that all information has been given in the online Briefings already, so rather than an hour of tiring infos,
The races will start from 7h30 (111 individuals)... and we'll cover the race online. TriStar33.3 starts from 8h15. There will be:
- Live RANKINGS and LEADERBOARDS straight from our TIMING
- TWEETS from the spotters with info on leaders
- PHOTOS from our official photographer and from our mobile phones ;)
- Some short video clips of some of the day's highlights.
Looking forward to having you here on TriStarLive.com, and thanks for your help spreading the message and the link to this website. And remember our hashtag on Twitter: #TriStarMK
Interview with Harry Wiltshire (HUUB triathlete)
26.07.2012 @ 13:58
Exclusive interview with Harry Wiltshire, member of the GB Triathlon Team
Hi Harry, are you excited to be present at the first ever Tristar in UK?
Yes, I've heard a lot of good things about the 101 races. Some of the athletes I coach raced in Monaco last year and said that the atmosphere and organisation was fantastic.
With 101 racing coming to the U.K I'm excited to come along and find out what it's all about.
- What do you think about the format
It's great for athletes who don't come from a swim background or who are getting used to longer distance. For the top end athletes it will make for
close and exciting racing. The strong bikers have to attack but if the runners can hang on then they can really have a burn up over 10km.
- How the wetsuit can make a difference for a triathlon?
A wetsuit adds considerable buoyancy as well as keeping you warm.
When you don't have to use your energy to stay afloat then you can use that energy for propulsion. I swim around 3 seconds per 100m faster in my wetsuit. The important thing is that a suit fits really well. If it's too small and you haven't got the flexibility you need then your technique is altered. If it's too big then it will fill with water and you can't swim fast dragging water around.
- What are the main advices you will give to any participants on how to prepare to the race?
The best advice I can give is to make sure you start and finish with a smile. Remember your doing it for fun. Being able to relax means you are less likely to make mistakes and you can enjoy the experience.
- You are partner with Huub wetsuit. What do you like about them?
Primarily the Huub suits fit me really well, that's always the most important thing with a suit. I particularly like Huub's attention to detail. Having developed the suit in conjunction with a professor in hydro dynamics I know that every aspect of its construction is designed to make me faster. The biceps release panel is a great example of this, a nifty new feature that I have found gives me a genuine performance advantage.
- Any last minute tips?
Good results come from consistent training over a prolonged period. The race is in 2 weeks, so if you've failed on the long term consistent training make sure you turn up with a smile and enjoy the atmosphere!
Time Bike Test
26.07.2012 @ 11:27
During the race day, visitors of the TriStar Star&Co Expo Village will have the great opportunity to test the newest bikes from Time, one of the most successful cycling brands in Europe. Time introduces its bikes and bike products for first time in the world of triathlon, and becomes official partner of this race. More info on the official website. www.time-sport.com
TIME, one of the most successful brands in the world of cycling, is the official partner of TriStar Milton Keynes.
TIME is a rising star in the world of cycling and is now introducing in the triathlon world with the partnership of TriStar in Europe and in the United States. This collaboration will keep bringing high quality products and races for all athletes world-wide.
All through the race weekend, TIME will offer bike testing for everyone interested in trying these quality bikes with life-long insurance. Experience a TIME ride and enjoy the difference!
Milton Keynes will host on Sunday the first TriStar in the UK!
26.07.2012 @ 11:27
Professionals Triathletes Ben Howard, Philip Graves, Jason Watson and Lucy Gossage, and Moto2 rider Bradley Smith, will be on the start line of the fun TriStar111 Milton Keynes.
On the 29th July, two days after of the Olympic Opening Ceremony and just 10 days before the Olympic triathlon at London 2012, TriStar will hold its first event in Great Britain centrally located in Milton Keynes, just a short journey north from the English capital. Some well known British professional athletes will start the competition at the Emberton Park Lake, such as Ben Howard (TriStar Ambassador and 2010 World Champion in the 20-24 Age Group) or Philip Graves (Youngest ever Ironman Champion, winner of the TriStar Estonia 2010), Jason Watson amongst others favourites. Also, Lucy Gossage (Ironman 70.3 Galway 2011 winner) is leading the female field.
TriStar races are also well known because attracts many VIPs and professional athletes from other sports, as many Formula 1 drivers normally participate in TriStar Monaco. In Milton Keynes we will be able to see the swim-bike-run performance of one of the best Moto2 riders –English Bradley Smith will compete the inaugural TriStar111 Milton Keynes.
The city of Milton Keynes promises a weekend of triathlon fun and the picturesque scenery of the Emberton Country Park. Combining the perfect infrastructure at the venues of the TriStar Milton Keynes as well as involving the booming triathlon scene this sportive region provides an option for everyone, in an hystoric moment for the British sport with the Olympic Games.
More than 350 triathletes will be lined up on the start line on the 29th of July for the inaugural TriStar Milton Keynes. The centre point for the Tristar111 Milton Keynes will be Emberton Park. The SWIM (1000m) will take place in the Emberton Park lake in a single loop. The BIKE will lead the athletes in 3 loops on undulating country roads, experiencing a wonderful countryside. The 10k RUN on the end will again take place in the Emberton Park so that athletes and spectators can share a unique atmosphere on July 29. There will be also a TriStar33.3, and a Relay Challenge (over the TriStar111 distance), ideal for beginners and experienced triathletes who can now enjoy the new spirit of this well known fun format which offers an easy recovery for the athletes.
It is being jointly organized by Star Events and Big Cow Events, who have a great track record in developing British triathlon and hosting high quality sports events. Leaderboards, Updates videos and images on www.tristarlive.com during race day.
High5 products for race day!
23.07.2012 @ 11:55
High5 is the official Nutrition partner of TriStar Milton Keynes 2012. These are some of the great products you could get before, during and after you TriStar race at the Energy Stations. Have fun, with High5 is easier, and you will race faster!
The High5 Faster & Further Nutrition Guides apply the latest scientific findings, to provide step-by-step nutrition guides for each sport, race distance, race day weather and athlete body-weight. The guides are practical, easy to follow and ensure the optimum performance boosting intake of carbohydrate and caffeine. If you follow these guides you will ride substantially faster and further. You can find detailed guides for Road Cycling, MTB, Triathlon and Running at: www.highfive.co.uk.
“We are excited to partner with High5 because it means we are supporting the empowerment of TriStar athletes, helping them to accomplish their goals and to have more fun while they are racing!”, said Laurent Gauthier, president of Star Production SARL.
For your chance to win an entry to a High5 Partner Event in the TriStar Series, visit the High5 Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/High5Nutrition). To celebrate the new partnership, High5 are also giving away a Race Faster Pack to the next 50 athletes that sign up to TriStar111 Milton Keynes.
“High5 is a UK company focused on providing endurance nutrition that is scientifically formulated, 100% fit for purpose and with natural flavours for a great taste. We design, develop and manufacture our own products to ensure they represent state-of-the-art nutrition technology. High5 bars, gels and drinks fuel many of the world’s greatest power & endurance athletes in the toughest competitions. Whether you’re looking to boost your speed and endurance, break through a performance plateau, ramp up your energy levels, increase fat loss, improve your athletic performance or fuel post-workout recovery, you can count on High5 to deliver new and innovative products you can trust.
www.highfive.co.uk | www.twitter.com/high5nutrition | www.facebook.com/High5Nutrition”
Coming up: TriStar Milton Keynes Live Coverage this weekend!
23.07.2012 @ 10:02
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the TriStar Milton Keynes 2012! The next live Event covered on TriStarLive.com will be TriStar Miltoin Keynes this weekend!
We're looking forward to welcoming you back on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for news, rankings, times, results, live updates, videos, photos, interviews&testimonials...
Enjoy the race, have fun!
PS: Can't wait to organize the first TriStar race in UK! ;)
Star&Co Expo is open!
14.07.2012 @ 12:10
Star&Co Expo in Emberton Park (Registration is open!). Come and solve your doubts with the TriStar Team onsite ;) Pick up your athlete bag, start number...
Welcome to Star&Co Village!
For its first edition in Milton Keynes, the Star&Co Village will be a place of encounters and exchanges between athletes, visitors and exhibitors.
TIME, as our bike partner, will offer during all week-end bikes testing for everyone interested, especially since the ZXrs is one of the bike possible to test !
Huub, our wetsuit partner, will have wetsuits available to test all Sunday and as an extra Harry Wiltshire will be on board to give you advices on how to swim at your best!
Virgin Active, our gym partner, will be here on Sunday to give tips to anyone interested!
Phil Corley’s, as a bike specialist or should we say bike magician, will be here on Sunday for bikes support /service www.corleycycles.com
Once you have got all your gear sorted, you might need some new clothes, with the typical changing british summer!
Fusion – specialised in run,cycling and triathlon clothing will be here all week end !
And as extra, if you would like to keep memories of this week-end and first TriStar in UK, you might want to talk to Frame Smith, an picture framing compagny, that print pictures and frame them. They can even frame your BIB number!
We hope to see you all around at the Star&Co Village Expo on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of July !